Move over Kerouac! It’s the Gooner On The Road!

As most Gooners are aware, ours is massive global community. Cumnavigate the globe and anywhere you go, you’ll meet football fans intelligent, sophisticated, and discriminating enough to support the Arsenal.

One such Gooner has decided to do just that. Peter Anderson is the Gooner On The Road. Peter says, he is attempting to couch-surf his way around the world by relying on the goodwill of fellow Gooners…to test the unity of the global Arsenal collective.ontheroad

Peter’s trip is not an entirely fun, frivolous undertaking. He hopes to raise £10,000 for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, in memory of his mother, who succumbed to the disease last February.

The Bay Area Gooners will host Peter on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 for the second leg of Arsenal’s Champions League matchup against Borussia Dortmund.

Beginning this Saturday at our match-viewing for Crystal Palace v Arsenal, we will be offering Gooners (via a raffle) a chance to win a 2013/2014 Mesut Özil short sleeve kit (home or away – winner’s choice). ozilshirt

Raffle tickets will be available from Mark at the pub during all matches up until half-time at the November 6th Dortmund match.

During half-time, Peter will select the winning ticket himself.  Tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10.  You do not have to be present for the drawing to win.

All profits from the raffle will go towards the Gooner On The Road‘s fundraising efforts for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.

If you can’t get to the pub to buy a ticket or you simply want to contribute to Peter’s fundraising efforts without entering the raffle, you can donate via PayPal.

Gooner On The Road - London Street SignYou can follow all Peter’s exploits on his Gooner On The Road blog, where he writes about the various Gooners he’s met on his trip.

We wish Peter best of luck on his journey and look forward to meeting him in November!

All-ages match viewing at Irish Times this Sunday!

The Bay Area Gooners will be at the Irish Times Pub (500 Sacramento Street) this Sunday, October 6, 2013, for the West Bromwich Albion FC v Arsenal FC match viewing.

This match viewing is ALL-AGES. We stage these type of get-togethers several times a season, so that our members who are not yet 21 or those who would like to bring their Gooner offspring can enjoy the atmosphere of watching with other true Gooners.

Photo by Ika Iosebashvili

Photo by Ika Iosebashvili

Some folks are confused why we don’t have these all-ages matches at Maggie McGarry’s. Because Maggie’s only serves alcohol, it is by law, 21 and over only. Having anyone under 21 in Maggie’s could cost them their license or garner them a fine of $10,000.00 or more.

The Irish Times has a full kitchen and serves food, so the law allows them to be an all-ages venue.

Hope to see you at the Irish Times this Sunday.  We’ll be back at Maggie McGarrys on October 19th for Arsenal FC v Norwich City FC.